Open Now through October 31, 2014
Once described as being so numerous that they obscured the sun when in flight, the Passenger pigeon is now extinct. This year, Project Passenger Pigeon marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in this nationwide program to bring the subject of conservation to the forefront through informative and interactive exhibit installations and presentations.
Though a century has passed since the loss of this species, it remains a poignant example of nature's abundance, as well as a powerful reminder of humanity's ability to exhaust seemingly endless riches. The echoes of the passenger pigeon's life still resonate today and can teach us lessons of stewardship, hope, and sustainable living for the 21st century.